Relentless Saints continue unbeaten start with win over Warrington!

The reigning Champions made it five wins from five, with a dominant 28-2 victory over the Warrington Wolves on Friday evening in front of a crowd of over 16,000 at the Totally Wicked Stadium!

After a scrappy opening few minutes of the game, Warrington had the chance to put the first points on the board, winning a penalty from in front of the sticks after a Saints high tackle. Stefan Ratchford picked himself up and slotted the ball over to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.

Just minutes later Saints were reduced to 12-men for 10 minutes as Sione Mata’utia was adjudged to have hit George Williams after the ball had gone.

At the mid-point of the first half, Saints had a chance to level the scores as we were awarded a penalty just inside the Warrington 40. Tommy Makinson made no mistake and that levelled the score at 2-2. Another player was sent to the sin bin two minutes later, this time for the visitors, as George Williams saw yellow after persistent offsides.

Saints then grabbed the first try of the evening. Jonny Lomax had the ball near the line and danced around one challenge before putting in a perfectly weighted kick to the corner under pressure. Jack Welsby won the race to ground the ball in the right corner and the try was awarded after a video referee review. Makinson added a great conversion from the right touchline, 8-2 Saints led.

A second Saints try came before the break. The ball was worked to Lewis Dodd in the middle of the pitch, he turned back to where the ball had came from and found Mark Percival. He offloaded the ball under pressure to Makinson who strolled in the left corner. He could not convert his own try, 12-2 was the score as we went in ahead at the break.

With defences dominating the opening stages of the second period, Joey Lussick went the closest being held up over the line. Later on that set our third try did arrive though. A flowing move from right to left ended with Welsby throwing a great cut-out pass to find Makinson, he then broke past a Wire defender before scoring in the corner. He couldn’t add the extras, 16-2.

Saints’ fourth try came off the back of a Warrington knock on. From the scrum the ball found Percival down the left side and he ran around a defender to score to the left of the sticks. Lewis Dodd took over goal-kicking duties and nailed it from the left touchline, 22-2.

Our final try of the game came three minutes from time. Wire fumbled a pass near their own line which allowed Lomax to stroll over underneath the sticks. Dodd added the extras, 28-2.

Match Summary

Saints Team:Β Jack Welsby, Josh Simm, Will Hopoate, Mark Percival, Tommy Makinson, Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Sione Mata’utia, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles.

Interchanges:Β Joey Lussick, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Agnatius Paasi, Curtis Sironen.

Tries:Β Jack Welsby (24), Tommy Makinson (33, 53), Mark Percival (63), Jonny Lomax (77)

Conversions:Β Tommy Makinson (1 from 3), Lewis Dodd (2 from 12

Penalties:Β Tommy Makinson (1 from 1)

Sin Bin:Β Sione Mata’utia (15)

Warrington Wolves Team:Β Stefan Ratchford, Josh Thewlis, Peter Mata’utia, Toby King, Matty Ashton, Gareth Widdop, George Williams, Joe Bullock, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Oliver Holmes, Jack Hughes.

Interchanges:Β Joe Philbin, Jason Clark, Danny Walker, Rob Mulhern.

Tries:Β 

Conversions:Β 

Penalties:Β Stefan Ratchford (1 from 1)

Sin Bin:Β George Williams (23)

HT:Β 12-2

FT:Β 28-2

ATT:Β 16.118

Warrington Wolves Line up

1Stefan Ratchford
2Josh Thewlis
3Peter Mata'utia
4Toby King
5Matty Ashton
6Gareth Widdop
7George Williams
8Joe Bullock
9Daryl Clark
10Mike Cooper
11Ben Currie
12Oliver Holmes
13Jack Hughes
14Joe Philbin
15Jason Clark
16Danny Walker
17Rob Mulhern

Last updated 23 Jun 22 22:03:05

80'

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We march on! πŸ‘Š

#COYS

79'

A HUGE thanks to the 16,118 inside the @twstadium this evening! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

79'
Goal
Lewis Dodd for Saints

Dodd from right in front!

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78'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

THE ICING ON THE CAKE! LOMAX picks up a loose ball and strolls under the sticks! GET IN!

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77'

Sironen with a BIG hit on Danny Walker. 3 to go!

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72'

Currie breaks down the left and looks for an inside ball, but it doesn’t come off and we come away with it…

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70'

Relentless pressure from Saints forces another knock on this time through King…10 to go.

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T MAK loves a TRY!

64'
Goal
Lewis Dodd for Saints

DODDY!! A lovely touchline kick our little no.7 extends our lead!

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63'
Try
Mark Percival for Saints

PERCYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Straight from the scrum bursts through! LOVE IT!

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62'

Makinson so close to his hat-trick, but he can’t keep hold of a high ball with the Try line begging!

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61'

Big Al is back on for Iggy Paasi as we come forward again…

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56'

Makinson’s kick is just wide of the sticks.

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55'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

T MAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! The ball is fed wide through the hands of Lussick, Dodd and Welsby who finds Tommy who can’t stop scoring!!!!

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53'

The ball goes out off a Wire player and we have another set in their half. Lussick is held up on the line. We will come again…

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50'

Great defence from Saints force another Wire mistake and we get the ball back in their half! CHANCE…

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48'

Ashton races down the left. The ball finds its way to Ratchford who kicks for Holmes and Percival is there with a try saving tackle. It is deemed high, Wire win penalty, but they then knock on!

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46'

Warrington look to break through the Saints line, but the pass is forward and we have it back un the Wire half!

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42'

Joey Lussick and Curtis Sironen are both on as Mata’utia is off for a head assessment and Batchelor also makes way.

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41'

We are back underway in the second half here at the Totally Wicked Stadium!

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HT: πŸ˜‡ Saints 12-2 Wire 🐺

So far, so good! πŸ’ͺ

#COYS

37'

We come forward through Hopoate, but he loses the ball and Wire have the scrum on half way as we approach the break. Warrington then win the penalty. Time to defend.

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Super JACK goes over!

34'

Makinson’s kick this time falls just short, but we have a 10 point lead!

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34'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

GET INNNNN! A lovely step from Dodd back inside opens up the space and he finds Percival who does brilliantly to offload to Makinson who strolls in!

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32'

Again we defend it well as Iggy Paasi and LMS come on for Big Al and Matty Lees!

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31'

Warrington then win a penalty for offside and will have a set which starts on half-way…

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30'

The Admin’s curse! Dodd knocks on in the next play.

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29'

We win a set restart and have another chance to extend our lead…

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26'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson NAILS the touchline conversion! GET IN! Sione Mata’utia is back on…

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25'
Try
Jack Welsby for Saints

SUPERRRR JACKKK!! The ball finds its way to Jonny Lomax who steps one Wire defender and puts in a perfectly weighted kick in behind and Welsby is there to chase it down!

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24'
Yellow Card
George Williams for Warrington Wolves

George Williams has now been sent to the bin after Wire are penalised for another offside…

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22'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson makes no mistake and we are all square!!

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21'

Saints win a penalty just inside Warrington half and Makinson will go for the two…

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Keep battling, boys!

18'

Great defence from Saints eventually sees Peter Mata’utia knock on under a challenge from Roby and Walmsley!

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17'
Yellow Card
Sione Mata'utia for Saints

Sione Mata’utia is sent to the bin for a late shot on Williams.

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15'
Goal
Stefan Ratchford for Warrington Wolves

Ratchford kicks the two and we trail early.

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14'

Williams kick is well judged and Welsby palms the ball dead. Wire come again and win a penalty for a high shot and will go for the two…

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13'

This time Warrington win a penalty for offside and the kick to touch is so nearly caught by Josh Simm, but fortunately for Wire he can’t hang on. Time to defend…

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11'

Widdop kicks out on the full and we have a chance, but the ball out-wide to Makinson finds touch rather than his hands!

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8'

A second penalty for Saints after another offside call. A set in the Warrington half…Come on boys!

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6'

Warrington win a penalty now as Saints are the side caught offside.

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4'

The atmosphere is bouncing! Both sides have exchanged sets early here before Saints win the first penalty of the game as the Wire are caught offside!

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1'

Come on you SAINTS!!!!! πŸ”΄βšͺ

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Come on boys!

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All set and ready to go!

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Iggy’s young boy will join Will Hopoate’s child in delivering the match-ball.

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Here is how we line up this evening!

Team news will be with you at 6:30pm! πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡΄

Our players will also be wearing a special Tonga themed shirt which will be auctioned off after the game for the Tonga Appeal!

We will also have a Drop-Off point for our Tonga Appeal at the front of the Stadium opposite the Saints Superstore from 6.30pm. Please do donate any replica shirts or old training gear and we will ship it to Tonga!

Fans will also pick up their FREE Tonga Card on the turnstiles which is sure to add to the atmosphere this evening!

πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡΄ Our E-Programme cover is a special one! πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡΄

You can also read our Tongan themed Matchday E-Programme available to download around the stadium by scanning the QR codes on your mobile device or by heading to our news section within our website!

We have an action-packed night at the Totally Wicked Stadium with a whole host of activities going on both pre and post match! Visit our news section for all the info!

Hello and welcome to Saints vs Warrington here at the Totally Wicked Stadium! The game is live on Sky Sports, but we also have you covered here in our Match Centre with kick off at 8pm!